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Leonard Sieff papers on the viola

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8611
Contains materials pertaining to Leonard Sieff's experience with and study of the viola. It includes newspaper articles, specialty magazines, and personal letters relating to William Primrose and the viola. Dated 1941-2009 with the bulk of the materials being from approximately 1946-1947.

Dates

  • 1941-2009
  • Majority of material found within approximately 1946-1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Leonard Sieff papers on the viola must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Leonard Sieff (1913-2003) was a violist who studied and taught music in the Pennsylvania and Southern California area.

Leonard Sieff was born in 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He loved music from an early age and especially the violin and viola. He studied music education at Carnegie Institute of Technology and after WWII he moved to southern California where he received his master's degree of music from the University of Southern California. Leonard Sieff taught orchestra in junior and senior high schools in the area until retirement. He also became involved in teaching math in the public schools later in his career. Leonard was especially interested in writing music for movie scores. He passed away in 2003.

Custodial History

Donated by Kenneth Seiff in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kenneth Seiff; 2014.

Appraisal

Prominent Violist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Caryn Jackson, student manuscript processor, and David Day, curator; 2014.

Creator

Title
Register of Leonard Sieff papers on the viola
Status
completed
Author
Caryn Jackson
Date
2014 November 17
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014 November: Value-added processing; Caryn Jackson.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States